08-01-2013 05:06 PM
Well, try booting a "live" Linux CD and see where that gets you, Crunchbang or something light like that.
I suspect a hardware failure. You may want to run memtest 86 on your RAM, one stick at the time while swapping slots, and then both slots together, overnight or longer.
08-01-2013 05:17 PM
I was using the same 1 GB MB in both machines, becasue the 1.8 is missing one slot. Took that out, still will not boot. in BIOS, I think I set CD first (it's not like most PC BIOS).
08-09-2013 02:58 PM
How about starting with a clean HD in the HOST machine or 1.8 and at least get one of them working again?
Why not. I don't see that you've got much to lose at this point...
08-26-2013 01:57 AM
Under Microsoft Windows XP, I believe you can use the Convert (filename: CONVERT.EXE) to change a FAT32 volume to NTFS by issuing a "CONVERT C: /FS:NTFS" command from a Command Prompt (filename: CMD.EXE). Replace C: with whatever the correct drive letter is if Windows XP is installed to a different volume.
Two things to keep in mind are that the process is one way, i.e., the Convert command will not change an NTFS volume to FAT32; and also that the process might take some time to complete, so it's a good idea to make the laptop has a fully-charged battery and is plugged in, just like when performing a BIOS upgrade.
08-27-2013 06:53 PM
New CMOS battery, switched to NTFS (this is stock 30 GB HD). This is a good host machine, too bad it is 1.6 GHz. I may put a 1.8 from a damaged T-30 or a 2.0 from my good T-30 (and fan) and switch my 130 GB HD in to it.
thanks for all the help, now to look for videos on changing cpus.